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Two glitched out photos paced together of an Afro-wearing person holding their hands around and on the mouth and nose.
Daniel Gaudard Varotto Couto

Back in November, WUNC chose to discontinue “The State of Things,” North Carolina’s only live public radio program heard in the mountains, on the coast and in the Piedmont. Those of us who make the daily talk show were surprised and saddened by the decision — however, we are thrilled to continue offering the Embodied series into 2021 as a live weekly program from noon to one on Fridays. Listeners can also look forward to season two of the podcast adaptation.

Graphic Natalie Dudas-Thomas / WUNC

As 2020 draws to a close, WUNC staffers took a look at some of the stories and interviews of this unprecedented year that pushed our team toward more nimble and creative ways of telling stories.

Frank Stasio
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

In more than 14 years as the leading voice on WUNC's signature program "The State of Things," veteran broadcaster Frank Stasio hosted countless memorable shows. Stasio interviewed famous and regular folk alike, had conversations about history, film, culture and race, and shined a light on all the issues and communities across North Carolina.

WUNC Commits To Anti-Racism

Sep 11, 2020
Laura Pellicer / WUNC

Black lives matter. WUNC believes this because it is true, and truth fuels what we do at North Carolina Public Radio.

WUNC does not believe that saying Black lives matter is a political statement, or supportive of any single organization, or that it conflicts with our journalistic mission.

In fact, saying and believing that Black lives matter enhances that journalistic mission, by acknowledging the various levels of systemic racism with which our social, political and corporate establishments are infused.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – WUNC today announces their selection to participate in Guns & America, a two-year, national reporting collaborative of 10 public media stations, funded by a $5.3 million grant from The Kendeda Fund. The collaboration includes the launch of the first-of-its-kind Audion Fellowship, a program that will train and empower a diverse corps of innovative, cross-platform journalists to cover difficult and divisive topics and lead the public media system.

portrait of WUNC reporter Leoneda Inge
J Caldwell

Leoneda Inge, an experienced and award-winning public radio journalist, has been named North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC's first-ever Race and Southern Culture Reporter.

The new position will explore modern and historical societal constructs to tell stories of poverty and wealth; health, wellness and food culture; and education and racial identity in the unique context of a changing American South. 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – WUNC Public Radio, LLC will acquire WFSS-FM in a sale and license transfer agreement approved today by the Fayetteville State University Board of Trustees. The deal also requires Federal Communications Commission approval to transfer the license held by the FSU Board of Trustees to WUNC Public Radio, LLC, a new limited liability company.